Post # 1
I thought I would post an update on my puppy situation…
I live in Mexico. And my FI and I just got a really nice apartment. And I’m working at home full time. So, one day we came across a local family that had a dog that was going to have puppies. So, I pushed my fiance to talk to the owner and find out if we could have a puppy when it was born. The owners were fine with it and said they would contact us when the dog had its litter. We waited for several months and were just told yesterday the litter didn’t make it. The entire litter was stilborn.
<br />This makes me sad not only for the litter but because I have been trying to get ready for a puppy by buying all kinds of toys, talked to several vets in the area and have been doing massive reading on training dogs. I was really looking forward to having a puppy.
Now my FI and I are looking at each other saying, ‘Now what?’ Many of the shelters here have dogs but no puppies. My FI put his foot down and said no adult dogs because so many of the dogs in the shelters come off the street and have very serious problems. It feels like I will never get a dog, the entire process has been very complicated.
Post # 2
Aww. What a shame. Maybe if you and your FI spend some time with the adult dogs, one will make him change his mind. Its such a toss up. We got our baby from the pound and he is the sweetest most well mannered Rottweiler. We’ve gone back a few times to find him a playmate but the dogs are always bouncing off the walls and a little aggressive.
Hope you guys find the perfect furbaby soon.
Post # 3
chica95110: Many shelter dogs are in the shelter because there was a problem with the owner, not the dog. Please don’t disregard a shelter dog just yet! There are so many awesome dogs in shelters who would make great pets. Why don’t you take your FI to your local humane society and just see what is there? There may be a puppy or young dog that is right for you. If your FI is still dead set against it, there are a lot of rescues that have puppies.
There was just a video that went viral where a guy dumped his dog off in a cul de sac and took off. The dog tried running after the car cause it knew it was getting abandoned. Clearly, issue was the owner who needs a punch in the head(and I can’t imagine people like that having kids….if that is how you handle the responsibility of a pet, get sterilized).
Post # 4
I live in Mexico. There is no humane society here. There are a few rescues and I do agree with my FI that it should be a puppy. The street dogs here have it much more rough than a street dog in the states.
Post # 5
chica95110: It took me months to find the type of shelter dog I wanted. Although I’m in the U.S. my local shelters only seem to have Pit Bulls and much older dogs. I wanted a smaller breed (due to apartment living) and a certain temperament. So I started popping up at the shelter for a few months when I had time. On the way to the grocery store or just out running errands. Eventually they will have what you are looking for, but it takes time and patience.
Remember this is going to be a member of your family and it’s best to get the right fit instead of rushing it.
Post # 6
chica95110: Hi there! im from mexico too! On facebook you cand find shelters near your area that can have puppies. At least in my state there are several civil organisations that shelter dogs (and cats) from puppies to old dogs.
Post # 7
chica95110: I agree with PPs, not all shelter dogs have serious behavioral issues. We got my dog when he was 3 – they found him wandering around a city. He is the SWEETEST, most loveable dog in the world. Totally potty trained – never an accident in the house! He is great with people and other dogs. Hopefully, you could convince your husband to go to the shelter to take a peek at the adults!
Post # 8
I second the suggestion to look for facebook-based adoption groups in your area.
I live in Puerto Rico, where the situation for strays is also pretty dire. My puppy was rescued from the streets at just under 2 months old by a veterinarian and I found her through a facebook group that connects individual rescuers with potential families. She has been better than I could have ever imagined, quick to train, well tempered, and with no troubling behavioral issues. It breaks my heart to think of the life she would have faced otherwise.
You could also contact veterinarians, who often rescue strays or put up bulletin boards in their office, or ask the nearby shelters regularly until a litter comes in. They do get puppies, but they are generally adopted quickly.